Tim Weed’s first novel, Will Poole’s Island (2014), was named one of Bank Street College of Education’s Best Books of the Year. He is the winner of a Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Award, and his work has appeared in Colorado Review, Gulf Coast, Yale Anglers Journal, Northern Woodlands, Backcountry, Writer’s Chronicle, and elsewhere. Tim serves as a featured expert for National Geographic Expeditions and is the co-founder of the Cuba Writers’ Program.
Elliot made slow progress along the tier of black ballast rocks jutting into the harbor, pausing at the wider gaps between the tumbled boulders to search for footholds. A stiff northwesterly breeze whipped brine over his wading shoes and up around his bare shins, occasionally splashing his shorts and the mesh-bottomed stripping basket belted around his...